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Sun Dec 30, 2018, 02:39 PM

Check out this 195-gigapixel image of Shanghai

https://www.techspot.com/news/77995-check-out-195-gigapixel-image-shanghai.html

Forward-looking: It’s long been said that smartphones are killing off the need for traditional cameras, but we’re unlikely to see a handset that can create a 195-gigapixel photo anytime soon. A panoramic image of this size was made by a Chinese company and is reportedly the world’s third-biggest photo and Asia’s largest.

The image is the work of a company called Jingkun Technology, or Bigpixel Technology Corporation. It’s obviously a little too large to put here, but you can explore it on the company’s website. The firm recently said over 8 million people had visited the site, though that number will be a lot higher by now.

The panorama was created from a series of photos taken from the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai over the course of several months. These were then put together using image-stitching technology to come up with the final piece.

Bigpixel says their photos are 2000 times more precise than those captured by consumer-level cameras. Despite being taken from so high in the air, you can zoom right down to street level and even see the expression on pedestrians’ faces.

*end of excerpt* At the website above, you can click and drag the image and zoom in and out with your mouse. Really incredible detail from so high up.

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Sun Dec 30, 2018, 03:52 PM

1. Really cool!!

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Sun Dec 30, 2018, 04:24 PM

2. The comment at the end is kinda dumb

With China’s reputation for monitoring its citizens, there are already concerns over how this technology has the potential to be misused—not just in China, but around the world.


The image was created by stitching many individual images together. It has no more potential to be misused any more than any one of those images does by itself.

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Sun Dec 30, 2018, 06:54 PM

3. Awesome just like Shanghai.

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